Stratham, New Hampshire recently celebrated its 300th anniversary, making the established seacoast town 60 years older than these United States. The town is most notable as an agricultural community that not long ago boasted dozens of farms producing hay, vegetables, dairy, and eggs. The historic town center, located on New Hampshire Route 33 (Portsmouth Avenue), is now the site of a bank, stores and shops, the Stratham Historical Society, and the Stratham fire station.
Portsmouth Avenue has served as a primary route to Portsmouth from Exeter and the seacoast region and the roadway required improvements so that it might also serve other users.
Ironwood served as a subconsultant on this New Hampshire DOT project to redesign the Stratham town center. The implemented design includes sidewalks with granite curbing, custom lighting, litter and recycling receptacles, bicycle racks, crosswalks, and bicycle travel lanes.
The project was constructed in time for the town’s 300th anniversary parade in September 2016.